Revolutionary Patriot Evan Lewis from VA

Revolutionary Patriot Evan Lewis from VA

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I am looking for a pay warrant for Evan Lewis in the VA Militia in 1776. I have located one in 1775 but most records were lost after the War began. I feel certain that he did continue in the Militia -- his younger brother, Jesse, was wounded at Yorktown. Evan and jesse and their familes moved to Ohio after the War (VA Bounty Land?). Jesse applied for a pension and finally in 1830 or 1831 ir 1832 he did receive a pension. I have located 25 papers where he applied and finally they did give him a pension. My Patriot, Evan Lewis, also applied for a pension according to my ancestors, BUT he died in Ohio in 1823 and never did have the opportunity to complete his pension request. All I want is to have some proof that he did indeed fight in the WAR so that my Grandson can become a member of SAR --- he feels love for our Country. I am sorry not to have DAR accept my application although they have accepted several in my family with Evan Lewis as their Patriot.

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Revolutionary Patriot Evan Lewis from VA

    I AM LOOKING FOR A PAY WARRANT FOR EVAN LEWIS IN THE VA MILITIA IN 1776. I HAVE LOCATED ONE IN 1775 BUT MOST RECORDS WERE LOST AFTER THE WAR BEGAN.  I FEEL CERTAIN THAT HE DID CONTINUE IN THE MILITIA -- HIS YOUNGER BROTHER, JESSE, WAS WOUNDED AT YORKTOWN.  EVAN AND JESSE AND THEIR FAMILIES MOVED TO OHIO AFTER THE WAR (VA BOUNTY LAND ?).  JESSE APPLIED FOR A PENSION AND FINALLY IN 1830 OR 1831 OR 1832 HE DID RECEIVE A PENSION.  I HAVE LOCATED 25 PAPERS WHERE HE APPLIED AND FINALLY THEY DID GIVE HIM A PENSION.  MY PATRIOT, EVAN LEWIS, ALSO APPLIED FOR A PENSION ACCORDING TO MY ANCESTORS, BUT HE DIED IN OHIO IN 1823 AND NEVER DID HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE HIS PENSION REQUEST.  ALL I WANT IS TO HAVE SOME PROOF THAT HE DID INDEED FIGHT IN THE WAR SO THAT MY GRANDSON CAN BECOME A MEMBER OF SAR  -- HE FEELS LOVE FOR OUR COUNTRY.  I AM SORRY NOT TO HAVE DAR ACCEPT MY APPLICATION ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE ACCEPTED SEVERAL IN MY FAMILY WITH EVAN LEWIS AS THEIR PATRIOT.

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    MargaretCookson -Contributions private
    Created:
    6/24/2008
    Modified:
    6/26/2008
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